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23/12/1790 Founder of Egyptology is born

Jean-François Champollion was a French philologist. He deciphered the Egyptian hieroglyphs using the trilingual Rosetta Stone, founded the scientific discipline of Egyptology by this. Later Champollion started to work on the grammar of Ancient Egyptian but did not finish it, because died.


  • Essentials 

  • Personal 

  • Biography 

  • Deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs 

  • Curator of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Louvre 

  • Franco-Tuscan Expedition 

  • Death 

  • Legacy